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According to Buddha

These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done. 

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Hedy Bach Photography

TITLE: Man and Dog


As an imagemaker I study how the world around me looks and sounds through ordinary harmony and fittingness. I work daily with my camera and with words to compose beautiful “thought things” (Arendt, 1978) as a way to form ideas and to inspire reflection and rumination; perhaps start a conversation.

My photographs are allegories for my understandings of human desire for settlement of spaces and places in which people and things fit together. I try to negotiate my subjectivities of looking and composing my “thought things” with (Scruton, 2009) ideas of why beauty matters, to see the remedy of beauty as an instrument of peace.

~ Hedy Bach ~ 2014-11-30

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you’ve been so kind and generous
i don’t know how you keep on giving
for your kindness i’m in debt to you
and i never could have come this far without you
so for everything you’ve done

you know i’m bound…
i’m bound to thank you for it

i want to thank you
for your generosity
i want to thank you
show my gratitude

i want to…
thank you.

Thank you ALL kindly for following my WordPress Sloppy Buddhist blog…for your ‘likes’ of my posts…please know your encouragement, your comments and your kind messages continues to nudge me further with my exploration of photography than I ever imagined…‘Man and Dog’ (2014) is my first curated photograph in this month’s upcoming ‘InFocus Edmonton’ exhibition…I’m thrilled…heart felt appreciation and gratitude to you all…compose a happy day/night…smiles ~ hedy ~


Edmonton, Alberta ~ InFocus YEG ~ 15-02-21.


  1. Congratulations, Hedy – it’s a beautiful shot!

  2. Such a beautiful image. Congratulations!

  3. I wish you the best in your upcoming exhibition,your photographs are amazing!Congratulations!!!

  4. Lovely verse, and such a mystical photo.

  5. xoxo

  6. re: photo: intriguing and mystically!
    not re: photo: reminded me of “two kinds of people in the world” — Gina Cerminara said “those who think there are two kinds, and those who don’t.”
    my IT guy wrote: there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

    where/when was the picture taken?

    • well apparently some Buddha said the quote…who knows for sure…nice words of Gina Cerminara…i think there are many many kinds of people 😀

      i took the photo early one foggy morning in September 2014…in Terwillegar Park, Edmonton, AB.

      thanks kindly for your comment…compose a happy day.

  7. “Man and Dog” what a brilliant shot…and it follows so very well with your written statement of “allegories for my understandings of human desire for settlement of spaces and places in which people and things fit together…” This photo is a perfect pictorial representation of such a thought. Beautiful work Hedy.

    • Randy 😀 thanks so much for your kind words and taking time to write me! gosh ^_^ i really appreciate you saying and i’m humbled…next weekend is the photographic exhibition…and i’m feeling excited and a tad nervous…it will be a new adventure for me…and i look forward to being a part of this group of photographers…compose a lovely evening ~ smiles <3 hedy

      • A great set of emotions to feel ~ I always find excitement goes well with the nervousness of something new, will allow you to really be in the moment. Look forward to hearing about it ~ wish you a great weekend 🙂

        • here is windy nyc…hoping the plane leaves later 🙂 it’s been an amazing week here…and yes i’ll let you know Randy…thanks again 😀

  8. A very special image – Outstanding!

    • thanks kindly Dan…i am excited, thrilled and i hope this will be the first of many such events as i reinvent myself outside of academic life! 😀

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